The Relationship between Perceived Islamic Parenting and the Desire to Get Married Mediated by Spiritual Well-being in Single Students

Document Type : Original Article

Authors

1 Master of Family Counseling, Faculty of Educational Sciences and Psychology, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran

2 Department of Educational and Counseling Psychology, Faculty of Education and Psychology, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran.

3 Assistant Professor of Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology, Faculty of Educational Sciences and Psychology, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran

Abstract

This study investigated the relationship between perceived Islamic parenting and the desire to get married mediated by spiritual well-being in single students of Ferdowsi University of Mashhad. This research is descriptive and structural equation modeling (SEM). This study's statistical population included single students of Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, among which 400 students were selected through convenience sampling and completed these questionnaires: Maktoobian Baharanchi et al. Islamic parenting questionnaire, Golparvar et al. spiritual well-being questionnaire and the student version of Heydari desire to get married questionnaire. Structural equation modeling was used to analyze the relations and test the hypotheses. The Pearson correlation results showed a positive and significant correlation between perceived Islamic parenting and spiritual well-being with the desire to get married. In addition, structural equation modeling and mediation analysis results showed that perceived Islamic parenting could predict the desire to get married both directly and through spiritual well-being. According to the research findings, perceived Islamic parenting and spiritual well-being are the variables affecting the desire to get married in single students.

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